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Rare Behind the Scenes Footage from Martin Scorsese’s ‘Goodfellas’

Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas” is on the Mount Rushmore of gangster flicks. The others? Well, I’d imagine both “Godfathers” would probably be there, along with a classic such as “Public Enemy,” or perhaps “Scarface,” “Casino,” or “Once Upon a Time In America.”

Most behind the scenes videos that we’re used to seeing these days is sharply produced footage intended to be part of the DVD extras or some form of marketing material. It’s not really candid, and as a result not very interesting.

Before the modern form of BTS became a thing—now it seems like a necessity for just about every film production—some film sets featured some dudes with a camcorder roaming around capturing the everyday minutia of a film set.

Indeed, that’s what this footage is, and the results are absolutely fascinating. You’ll notice Martin Scorsese’s parents, Charles and Catherine, roaming around set chatting with folks (there were both also featured in the film). And, of course, there’s ol’ Marty himself, doing his thing.

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Trust me, you’ve never seen behind the scenes footage as unique or candid as this, so take 10 minutes out of your busy life to check it out.